Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V81.5
Screening for nephropathy
  • Short description: SCREEN FOR NEPHROPATHY.
  • ICD-9-CM V81.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V81.5 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: V81.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z13.89 Encounter for screening for other disorder
Approximate Synonyms
  • Screening for bacteria in urine
  • Screening for bacteriuria
  • Screening for bacteriuria done
Applies To
  • Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V81.5:
  • Screening (for) V82.9
    • asymptomatic bacteriuria V81.5
    • bacteriuria, asymptomatic V81.5
    • nephropathy V81.5
    • renal disease V81.5
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